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 Post subject: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:37 am 
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Maybe people at Warhammer World already know more, but for now this thing is really vague:

GW just posted about a new thing called "Blitzmania": https://www.warhammer-community.com/201 ... re-brutal/ havinf something to do with league play. Some speculation what this could be would be league kits comissioners can order.

The text may suggest something different, though - a perpetual league hosted on a GW website. How that would work, how they would plan to deal with fake results and all that is beyond me. Maybe this isn't what they are planning at all. The text can be interpreted in that way, though.

"If they’re to be believed, mass corruption is almost guaranteed" for example would be a clear reference to the problems a format like that would have. We will see!


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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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Games Workshop wrote:
Rumours of a new, ultra-violent league have been circulating for some time, and we can now confirm their legitimacy
Sounds to me more like a new way to run a league, maybe the ultra violence means reduced armor or something?
Maybe some "to the death" playstyle, that makes most CAS win instead of most TD?

Games Workshop wrote:
It’s a league you’ll be able to take part in at loads of locations across the world, and all you’ll need to join in can be found in the boxed game – get one here, and stay posted for further updates.
This makes me think that there is nothing to purchase, maybe just a PDF to download?


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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Sounds like Foul Bowl http://www.talkfantasyfootball.org/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=43033 :D

Or maybe a campaign like they used to do with Warhammer?

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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:52 pm 
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I think it might have something to do with this I found by chance

https://warhammerworld.games-workshop.c ... derleague/


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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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One thing no one thought about, is that it might not even be related to the BB table top game. Remember that each boxed set came with a code for getting BBII at half price, so might be a GW sponsored on-line league with an emphasis on CAS. Just a thought.

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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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@ Colin:
Well, I don't think so because all you need to join is in the boxed set, they wrote.
For the online BB2 from Cyanide, you'll need a PC or console, Steam account, money to buy the game, internet connection...

I may be wrong but most of that stuff wasn't in my boxed set! :orc:

@ Queek:
Well, since they used the same Graphic for both articles, it's very likely you found it.
So it's just a one day event with no entry fee and loads of prices being given away.
Good idea to get new coaches in touch with the community.


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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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The way I read the rules pack it does NOT allow Teams of Legend PDF teams?....

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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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It is not connected to the Mighty Blighty event. That is a one day event for new players. Yes that is limited to the 9 teams in DZ1, that's to keep it simple for newcomers. I'm going to that, as are a few other experienced players, and we expect to each play 3 games of basically teaching newcomers the rules.

This Blitzmania though, not sure yet but I think it's a worldwide league table for independent stores who wish to join in. Not unlike global WFB/AoS and 40k campaigns GW have done in the past.
I'll find ot more in due course.

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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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JT-Y wrote:
This Blitzmania though, not sure yet but I think it's a worldwide league table for independent stores who wish to join in. Not unlike global WFB/AoS and 40k campaigns GW have done in the past.


Gosh, I hope so. Those were an awful lot of fun, particularly Storm of Chaos. The shared sense of struggle and the narratives that developed around those campaigns were part of the reason I hung on playing Warhammer as long as I did.


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ManticoreRich wrote:
The way I read the rules pack it does NOT allow Teams of Legend PDF teams?....
Then you read at the same way as I do: Only ruklebook and expansion teams.


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:07 pm 
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clotoro wrote:
JT-Y wrote:
This Blitzmania though, not sure yet but I think it's a worldwide league table for independent stores who wish to join in. Not unlike global WFB/AoS and 40k campaigns GW have done in the past.


Gosh, I hope so. Those were an awful lot of fun, particularly Storm of Chaos. The shared sense of struggle and the narratives that developed around those campaigns were part of the reason I hung on playing Warhammer as long as I did.
Yeah, but how does that work for a sports game? I enjoy global campaigns a great deal but don't see the angle for a BB version.

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 Post subject: Re: "Blitzmania", new GW...thing
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Gaixo wrote:
clotoro wrote:
JT-Y wrote:
This Blitzmania though, not sure yet but I think it's a worldwide league table for independent stores who wish to join in. Not unlike global WFB/AoS and 40k campaigns GW have done in the past.


Gosh, I hope so. Those were an awful lot of fun, particularly Storm of Chaos. The shared sense of struggle and the narratives that developed around those campaigns were part of the reason I hung on playing Warhammer as long as I did.
Yeah, but how does that work for a sports game? I enjoy global campaigns a great deal but don't see the angle for a BB version.


Even something as simple as games played by race impacting how the teams do in that year's fluff would be fun. If Orcs do well the Gouged Eye do well. If they want to get really excited they could shout out particularly good game reports in a round up of provincial leagues and include photos of well painted and converted teams in a weekly newsletter.


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 Post subject: Re: Blitzmania - One Big League
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 Post subject: Re: Blitzmania - One Big League
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I'll be interested to read details on Blitzmania. It sounds a bit like GW wants to take over organized play and record keeping.... the stuff NAF traditionally did.

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 Post subject: Re: Blitzmania - One Big League
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I don't think so, Mike.
The NAF is keeping records for the tournament scene while Blitzmania seems to be a perpetual league.
It kind of sounded to me that each player can only have one team in Blitzmania.

What worries me more is that you have to get registered with GW to participate.


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